Man charged in slaying of infant struck by stray bullet


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been charged with homicide in the shooting death of an infant who was struck by a stray bullet that went into his family’s apartment during a shootout on a Pittsburgh street.

Authorities said Friday that 29-year-old Andre Crawford, of McKeesport, was also charged with attempted homicide and a weapons offense.

It was not known if Crawford has retained an attorney. The charges stem from the Aug. 24 shooting death of Zykier Young.

The year-old boy was sleeping in his family’s apartment when he was struck in the head by a bullet that traveled through two walls before it hit him. Authorities have not said what sparked the shootout. 

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